Quality Control Inspector (Steel America Fabrication Shop)

Job ID
Posted Date
3 months ago(1/5/2023 8:52 AM)
Quality Assurance (QA)
Regular Full-Time


Steel America, Inc. is looking to obtain experienced associates within the Fabrication Shop of our Norfolk Headquarters.

We are pleased to accept resumes for our Quality Control Inspector position.

This is a direct hire position with competitive pay, based on experience and growth potential.



  • Inspecting output samples using industry-appropriate methods, such as comparing to standards, measuring dimensions and examining functionality
  • Checking that the assembly or production line adheres to standards and procedures and complying with legal requirements
  • Reviewing blueprints and specifications to compare to produced goods
  • Recording inspection results by completing reports, summarizing re-works and wastes and inputting data into quality database
  • Training the production team on quality control measures to improve product excellence
  • Proposing improvements to the production process
  • Monitoring the use of equipment to ensure it is safe and discard any that do not meet requirements
  • Updating job knowledge by engaging in educational opportunities and regular training
  • Keeping measurement equipment operating accurately by following calibration requirements and calling for repairs
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and radiographs
  • Using gauges such as calipers and micrometers to measure products
  • Collecting and compiling statistical quality data
  • Assisting in the development of test methods and inspection plans
  • Determining the causes of product defects and reworks
  • Verifying all equipment is calibrated correctly
  • Additional duties as necessary


  • Must have a strong understanding of Government Specs
  • Extensive knowledge of AWS D1.1 (Structural Steel), D1.2 (Aluminum), D1.5 (Bridge Code), and D1.6 (Stainless Steel)
  • Must have knowledge of NAVSEA Standards, QA. & OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1920 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards) & 1915 (Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment)
  • Minimum 5 years experience of field Quality Assurance/Control experience
  • ABS code construction experience
  • Technical or vocational training
  • Knowledge of NAVSEA Standard Items and Quality Assurance requirements
  • Valid Driver's license and a clean DMV record

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include:
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Legal Services
• Annual performance evaluations
• On-site Human Resources
• On-site gym
• Free and close proximity parking
• Employee perks/gifts and more



All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.


Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Respect
  • Pride
  • Truth
  • Family

These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.


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